Fast Facts

About this data: Facts and figures on this page are accurate as of Fall 2019, unless otherwise indicated.


Steven H. Kaplan, Ph.D., serves as the president of the University of New Haven, a private, top-tier institution that was founded in 1920.

The University serves 6,793 students, has 60,000 alumni, and welcomes 25,000 visitors each year. The University employs 892 people, with an annual budget of approximately $287 million, and has endowment and invested assets totaling $70 million. Under President Kaplan's leadership, the University has completed $300 million in infrastructure and construction improvements since 2010.


  • The University of New Haven has been recognized as one of The 385 Best Colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
  • The University of New Haven was named Top-Tier Comprehensive University in the North by U.S. News & World Report.
  • The Tagliatela College of Engineering is rated among the top third in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
  • In June 2015, the University of New Haven joined the New American Colleges and Universities.
  • The University of New Haven was ranked by G.I. Jobs® in the top 20 percent of colleges and universities recruiting military personnel.

Awards and Affiliations


The University of New Haven's main campus is located on 82 acres in West Haven, Connecticut, a suburban hillside community minutes from the bustling city of New Haven and miles of Connecticut shoreline and beaches. The campus is 90 minutes from New York City and 2 1/2 hours from Boston.

Additionally, the University has satellite campuses in Orange, Connecticut; New London, Connecticut; and Prato, Italy. For more information, click here for the University of New Haven Campus Locations page.

Academic Overview

The University is composed of: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the School of Health Sciences, the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, and the Tagliatela College of Engineering.

The University awards bachelor's and associate degrees in 55 undergraduate majors; master's degrees in 33 areas of graduate study; and a doctorate in criminal justice. For more information about our academic programs, click here for our Academics page.

In 2018-19, the University of New Haven awarded 1,227 undergraduate and 734 graduate degrees.

Costs and Finances

Undergraduate tuition and fees for the 2019-2020 academic year are $19,500 per semester, while graduate tuition is $940 per credit. For international students, 2019-2020 tuition and fees are $39,000 for undergraduates (two semesters) and $16,920 for graduate students (two semesters).

For the most up-to-date tuition and fee information, visit the Bursar's Office webpage.

Financial Aid

(Data for 2018–2019 Undergraduates)
Approximately 93 percent of full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid. For 2018-2019, the average amount of merit and need-based aid awarded by the University of New Haven was $16,974. The average amount of financial aid received from all sources was $20,638. Click here to go to the University of New Haven's financial aid website.

Student Body

The University of New Haven has a total of 6,793 students, a majority of which are full-time (5,911). The student body is nearly a 50-50 split between males and females, with 27.4 percent of students identifying themselves as a member of an underrepresented group, and 223 with military veteran status.

Of the University's 4,912 undergraduate students and 1,881 graduate students, 42.3 percent come from Connecticut, while 45.6 percent are from out-of-state and 12.1 percent hail from foreign countries.

For fall 2019, the incoming first-year students had an average high school GPA of 3.46 and an average SAT score of 1,132 (math + verbal).

Faculty/Class Size

The University of New Haven boasts a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1, with an average class size of 20 students. The University has 278 full-time faculty members in addition to part-time and adjunct faculty. Of the full-time faculty, 84.9 percent hold the highest degree in their field.

Career Outcomes Data

In accordance with the National Association of Colleges and Employers ‘Standards and Protocols for First Destination Surveys,' our Career Development Center utilizes a three-phase methodology to ascertain the employment and advanced education outcomes of graduating classes six years out and one year out. Click here to view the info.

Campus Life

The University boasts more than 160 clubs and organizations, and students have access to hundreds of different study abroad programs, including at our own Tuscany Campus in Prato, Italy.

Student news is provided by The Charger Bulletin, a weekly student-run newspaper available in hard copy and online.

Students and community members also broadcast on the campus radio station, WNHU 88.7 FM, which is also available online and has won a number of Best College Radio Station awards in local media readers' polls.

University of New Haven students show a commitment to community service through club outreach, the Alternative Spring Break program, the President's Public Service Fellowship program in the summer, and many more initiatives.

About 56 percent of undergraduate students live on campus or in University-sponsored housing in 13 different residence halls. First-year students have the option to participate in Living/Learning Communities, which help foster a greater connection to the University of New Haven by allowing students with a common bond to reside together.

Student Life

Academic Support

The Centers for Academic Success and Advising (CASA) are comprised of three offices, each of which is dedicated to giving University of New Haven students the skills they need to be successful students and graduates. Our approach is appreciative, personal, and collaborative. The mission of CASA is to provide a seamless program of services to support students across their entire academic experience.

Career Development

The Career Development Center (CDC) is a comprehensive center for career advising, internships, and other career-related preparation and development. The Center also manages the relationships with external recruiting organizations to connect students, alumni, and faculty with internship and job opportunities.

During the 2018-19 academic year, the CDC posted 2,403 jobs and internships available to University of New Haven students. The career development staff conducted 779 mock interviews, hosted 295 employers on campus, and ran 156 workshops and programs for students. Services offered include resume and cover letter writing assistance and workshops, interview training and mock interviews, networking and social media training, graduate school preparation, assistance with choosing a major, and much more.

In addition to the CDC website, you can also find out more on Virtual Career Center.

Varsity Athletics

The University of New Haven is a member of the athletically and academically prestigious Northeast-10 Conference and NCAA Division II. Our teams are known as the Chargers, and the University's mascot is Charlie the Charger. The University of New Haven offers 17 varsity sports and we have about 325 student-athletes. Collectively, the University of New Haven's teams have been to the playoffs over 275 times. The Chargers have won conference, regional, and even national championships, and our student-athletes excel in the classroom and community.

Charger Athletics Website

Student Recreation

At the University of New Haven, campus recreation is called "ChargerREC," with a home base in the David A. Beckerman Recreation Center. There are 50 intramural offerings in three divisions (men's, women's, and co-REC), subdivided into divisions by skill level as well. The University has 21 club sports teams and offers over 35 different fitness classes, in addition to personal training and lifetime health and skills classes.

ChargerREC website